SCHEDULE OF VIRTUAL SERIES
- Session 1: Monday, August 17, 2020 from 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time
- Session 2: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time
- Session 3: Monday, August 24, 2020 from 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time
- Session 4: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time
Please note: ALL virtual sessions will be recorded and saved for participants who are unable to attend a scheduled webinar. Links to the recordings will be provided so that participants can view/listen to the recording at a time that works best for them.
- Session 1: Priming Your Brain for Well-being and Resilience
- Session 2: Asking Generative Questions
- Session 3: Positive Framing for Resilience and Strengths-based Storytelling
- Session 4: Connecting and Communicating in the Midst of Crisis and Change
One of the most noble responsibilities of a journalist is writing the first draft of history on deadline. But what happens when those deadlines become relentless and the world in which we live is consumed by constant crisis? How might journalists best inform, report, educate, and empower the communities they serve while personally dealing with both the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and the trauma of racial injustice?
In this webinar series, Conversations Worth Having: Resilience and Engagement Strategies for Journalists, we’ll explore:
- Practices to recognize and self-regulate our natural stress response;
- Habits that support well-being and resilience;
- The art of asking generative questions to make room for diverse perspectives, stimulate creativity, deepen understanding, strengthen relationships, surface possibilities, and inspire productive and meaningful engagement;
- The power of positive framing to lay the groundwork for personal resilience, healthy relationships, and strengths-based storytelling;
- the importance of deep listening in crisis communications.
All journalists are invited to come ready to actively participate in each of these one-hour webinars.
You will walk away prepared to:
- Recognize your response to real and perceived physical and emotional threats;
- Create a new habit that supports well-being and resiliency;
- Ask questions that foster images of hope, justice, healing, possibilities, and positive change;
- Frame complex problems and challenges in a way that inspires collaboration, creativity, innovative ideas, and strengths-based storytelling;
- Communicate more effectively with sources, community leaders, and colleagues;
- Connect across cultures, differences, and perspectives.
INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL KITS, PRE-WORK, AND MATERIALS
Prior to this event, please visit the Conversations Worth Having website:
- Download the Conversational Toolkit to get started now
- Read the Preface and Introduction to Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement
- Enjoy the Monday Kickstarter series on the CWH YouTube Channel